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09-23-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By JusticeZero

Part I don't know the name for

You have handlebars that do crazy pretzel curves, you have to mount lights and stuff, you bolt a crossbar across the handlebar, what is that part called and where to get one?
09-16-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By JusticeZero

Back flat basket recommendations?

The other half is commuting between work and class now and carrying a heavy backpack with laptop, books, etc. etc. Right now we have a rear rack, but it won't hold the bag. A decent sized front wire...
03-19-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Yeah, I don't know. The whole household has...

Yeah, I don't know. The whole household has painfully low income. I can't easily increase my part without making being here in the first place irrelevant.
03-18-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Between the two, yes.Taxi service is sketchy...

Between the two, yes.Taxi service is sketchy around here. There's lots of taxis, and they are all reckless and insane. I'd rather be in traffic when a high school lets out than near a bunch of...
03-18-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Everything WE need to go to is a short bike ride...

Everything WE need to go to is a short bike ride away, maybe with a bus. I refuse to get a car because not only is it very expensive but I don't have medical insurance to pay for the blood pressure...
03-18-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Nope. those things are stupidly spendy and...

Nope. those things are stupidly spendy and completely unnecessary for day to day living. Also, every time I have to drive somewhere I feel like screaming at people afterward. How people put up with...
03-18-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Two poor student grandparents and a precariat...

Two poor student grandparents and a precariat single mother-to-be who doesn't have a drivers licence. Not the greatest financial situation. No relatives locally. All adding up to the "unfortunately".
03-17-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Yes. Comfortable temperature, glass-flat...

Yes. Comfortable temperature, glass-flat topography, very bumpy roads. We use bike and bus.
03-17-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,189
Posted By JusticeZero

Babies?

Someone in the family has gotten pregnant, to our annoyance. What are the preferred options for carfree living with infants right now?
12-09-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,133
Posted By JusticeZero

It's an attack from certain oil producing nations...

It's an attack from certain oil producing nations who are dumping their stockpiles on the market and selling dirt cheap at great cost to themself, because they feel they can survive the consequences...
12-06-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

Oh, I know i'm not going to find any easy lists....

Oh, I know i'm not going to find any easy lists. Any approach will be fairly scattergun; I just need to be a bit more picky with where i'm aiming so that I get a higher proportion to work with than...
12-06-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

*American, *living inside the borders of a...

*American,
*living inside the borders of a Metropolitan Statistical Area,
*moved within past 12 months,
*income equivalent to peers who are not zero car households.
Either:
--A: owned a car...
12-06-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

It's doctoral research, and I *know* carfree...

It's doctoral research, and I *know* carfree aren't easy to find - that's why i'm trying to find populations that will at least hit them more densely. Read the travel literature and most of it just...
12-05-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

Car-free. Not necessarily cyclists. (Actually, if...

Car-free. Not necessarily cyclists. (Actually, if I get mostly cyclists, there's something horribly wrong with my data. Cyclist carfree people are rare among the carfree, by trip.) The methods are a...
12-05-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

That's a how, I need to find out how to target...

That's a how, I need to find out how to target the who before I can do anything with the how. Without trying to raise money to mail everybody in the country a series of letters, anyways. (The budget...
12-05-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

Research trouble - finding CF conversions to/from

Trying to do some needed research on CF types, having a bit of a headache with some methods.
I'm looking at focusing on people who have become CF at about the same time as moving, or people who have...
07-14-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By JusticeZero

Well, they haven't tried to charge me or sell me...

Well, they haven't tried to charge me or sell me a new wheel, so I don't blame greed. I'll stop in in the morning and see what tools they were trying to use.
07-14-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By JusticeZero

Okay, well, my LBS can't get enough torque to get...

Okay, well, my LBS can't get enough torque to get it off, so what should I do?
07-14-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By JusticeZero

Freewheel too tight to remove?

On the 4 year old or so Trek Navigator 3, one of the spokes finally wore out. When we went to get it fixed, the shop reported that the freewheel is apparently too tight to remove, even after applying...
05-20-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By JusticeZero

"Taxi" bike?

As it turns out, one of the most common things I have to do is to go meet up with a family member and give them a lift home, or to bring them somewhere they have a ride home from. Weight is a non...
05-03-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,258
Posted By JusticeZero

I do most of my shopping at Costco by bicycle, so...

I do most of my shopping at Costco by bicycle, so I think the issue is that people just aren't aware of the options for utility bicycles. Mine is a basic single speed Sun Atlas with ginourmous...
11-05-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By JusticeZero

Oddly, campus police reports that they do not...

Oddly, campus police reports that they do not have any tool to remove the lock.
11-01-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By JusticeZero

Cheap best way to cut a cheap lock?

Friend of mine has been bike commuting around campus. I told her to get a good U lock instead of a cheap cable lock. She decided to use both. She called to ask for help because the cable lock is...
10-29-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,876
Posted By JusticeZero

As with everything in a bike shop, "on a rainy...

As with everything in a bike shop, "on a rainy and miserable day".
10-29-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,876
Posted By JusticeZero

1: They're snow tires, for bicycle racing on...

1: They're snow tires, for bicycle racing on fresh snow.
2: A little bit, mostly when you deal with hills or wind in either direction.
There are also cruisers with gears, either internal hub or...
10-29-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,079
Posted By JusticeZero

You probably want to repaint when you get one...

You probably want to repaint when you get one anyways. My experience with a Worksman wasn't very good, to put it mildly; friday night worksmanship, the stock accessories like seats, pedals, etc. all...
10-29-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,048
Posted By JusticeZero

The standard for a passable steel cruiser in my...

The standard for a passable steel cruiser in my city where they are among the most popular options seems to be a Sun Revolution, which floats around the 250 price point somewhere or other new. They...
09-28-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By JusticeZero

Coaster hub issue

Trying to sort out an issue with a hub I have, so that I can minimize the amount of headscratching and shop time to fix it.
The bicycle: New Atlas Sun X-type industrial, with oversized Wald delivery...
08-16-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JusticeZero

I'm on the way back to the shop in a few minutes,...

I'm on the way back to the shop in a few minutes, I just wanted to make sure that I was armed with what to do. The shop is close by and very friendly and helpful, but their experience level isn't as...
08-16-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JusticeZero

Front axle "popcorn"

Background: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/904554-Mounting-a-big-front-basket
A large front basket is needed. With consultation with the LBS, the option given in post 2 of the above thread...
07-30-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By JusticeZero

Mounting a big front basket?

Got a Sun Atlas X-type recently, after getting fed up with incessant repairs of my POS Giant lemon. I'm trying to swap things out, but the Wald 157 oversized front delivery basket is giving me pause....
06-29-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By JusticeZero

Seats aren't there to fit our waistline, they're...

Seats aren't there to fit our waistline, they're there to fit the skeleton underneath it. I had to swap out my cruiser's seat for something a bit narrower for comfort sake.
06-26-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By JusticeZero

I'm pretty aware of perception issues in general....

I'm pretty aware of perception issues in general. Less so about that particular one.
06-26-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By JusticeZero

I've seen a few bumper stickers and t-shirts...

I've seen a few bumper stickers and t-shirts marked that way. It might just be one of the bike shops doing it, to follow the "Start seeing motorcycles" thing.
06-25-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By JusticeZero

Specific research/principle behind "Start seeing bicycles"?

I know the basic idea behind the "Start seeing ___" messages, but does anyone know what specific principles and psychological research it is attempting to trigger exactly? I'm sure i've read it...
06-22-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,510
Posted By JusticeZero

"Grandma, if you keep driving, you're going to...

"Grandma, if you keep driving, you're going to get in a wreck, and someone is going to die. And it probably isn't going to be you."
06-22-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By JusticeZero

What sort of gearing, and is there any...

What sort of gearing, and is there any maintenance quirks?
06-20-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By JusticeZero

Depends on the terrain, too. Here, most people...

Depends on the terrain, too. Here, most people seem to ride cruisers, and those would fit the bill quite well. Here is flat and bumpy. Put an IGH on it and get it geared low if there's some mild...
06-20-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By JusticeZero

No reviews? Sun Atlas (not cargo, not trike)

Trying to figure out if one of these might be a good replacement for my lemon Giant, but I can't find any reviews.
Right now I have a Giant Simple 3, but the dropouts are soft aluminum and forward...
06-20-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,514
Posted By JusticeZero

We bought the kid - who is not an Athena - a bike...

We bought the kid - who is not an Athena - a bike from Walmart as a stopgap. A basic single speed cruiser, nothing fancy to break down. One month later, the thing had decayed to the point of being a...
06-20-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By JusticeZero

As an aside, the correct reaction is to shove the...

As an aside, the correct reaction is to shove the handlebars down into the ground under you so that all that pavement shreddy impact goes toward grinding on the metal handlebar and the cheap grips...
06-19-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,048
Posted By JusticeZero

Yeah, and in this city, a cruiser is the norm for...

Yeah, and in this city, a cruiser is the norm for many people for commuting. The roads are horrible and the ground is flat.
06-19-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By JusticeZero

Okay. I've been going to A Musing Bikes recently,...

Okay. I've been going to A Musing Bikes recently, since I can actually get there on foot carrying a flatted bike, but they'd never worked on a IGH before I pulled in for a tire change.
It was a...
06-19-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By JusticeZero

Yes, the LBS specifically did that first. The...

Yes, the LBS specifically did that first. The wheel pulled out on my way home in spite of it. On return, the dropouts looked pretty mangled, but they wouldn't warrantee it and instead started...
06-19-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By JusticeZero

The frame itself has forward dropouts that are...

The frame itself has forward dropouts that are perfectly horizontal, so gravity does not help to counter the pull of the chain. The dropouts are soft aluminum. The axle has torn loose many, many...
06-18-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By JusticeZero

Yeah, this Giant has been the second worst...

Yeah, this Giant has been the second worst mistake of a lemon bike i've ever gotten. (the worst was the Worksman, but unlike the Giant, the dealer would actually let me warrantee that one out.) I...
06-18-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By JusticeZero

Rusted rim

I've had a heavy rim from Worksman for a few months, but now the rust has built up enough that it's starting to cut through the tubes as quickly as I put them in. Any suggestions what to do?
05-08-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By JusticeZero

IGH converting a cruiser - how hard?

I have an IGH hub sitting around. How hard would it be to put it onto a single speed cruiser? Does it need mounts to be added or fabbed or just what's already there?
05-08-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,655
Posted By JusticeZero

This is a big one: What's the weather like, and...

This is a big one: What's the weather like, and how flat is where you live? What condition are the roads in?

Also, you might stop a few people at bike racks in your area and ask for their advice...
05-08-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,655
Posted By JusticeZero

I've got 26x2.125 on my bike right now. If...

I've got 26x2.125 on my bike right now. If anything, I would like to increase the width.
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